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Jan Kopecky

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Nationality:  CZE
Date of Birth: 28.01.1982
Age: 36
Birthplace: Opočno
First Rally: 2002, Germany
Website: http://www.skoda-motorsport.com/en/jan-kopecky-pavel-dresler/

Season 2018

Classification: WRC2
Car No: 32
Car: ŠKODA Fabia R5
Team: SKODA MOTORSPORT II
Co-driver: Pavel Dresler

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Jan Kopecký brings a wealth of experience to Skoda Motorsport’s WRC 2 campaign with more than 200 career starts to his name.

He has won the Czech title on four occasions, adding a 2016 victory to previous crowns in 2004, 2012 and 2015. He also lifted the European Championship in 2013 and claimed the Asia-Pacific crown the following year.

Kopecký has been at the wheel of various Skodas since the start of his career in 2001. He enjoyed two seasons in the WRC’s headline World Rally Car category with a Fabia in 2006 and 2007, taking fifth place finishes in Spain and Germany.

He was instrumental in the development of the Fabia S2000 and finished runner-up four times from 2009 – 2012 in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge before reaching the top step of the podium in the European series after six rally victories.

Kopecký played a similar role with the Fabia R5 and was a strong back-up to Esapekka Lappi and Pontus Tidemand in Skoda’s 2015 WRC 2 line-up. He finished on the podium in each of his three starts and won the category in Germany.

He fulfilled the same task in 2016, helping Skoda to the WRC 2 teams´ title as well as finishing fourth in the drivers´ points. He won in Spain and finished second in Italy, Germany and Corsica.

A limited WRC 2 programme in 2017 delivered victory in Italy and three second places as Kopecký played a big part in Skoda winning the teams’ title again.

Season Classification Starts 1. 2. 3. Car Points Standing
2017 WRC 4 0 0 0 ŠKODA Fabia R5 6 16.
2017 WRC2 5 0 0 0 ŠKODA Fabia R5 79 4.
2016 WRC 6 0 0 0 ŠKODA Fabia R5 7 19.
2016 WRC2 6 0 0 0 ŠKODA Fabia R5 92 4.
2015 WRC 3 0 0 0 3 25.
2015 WRC2 4 0 0 0 58 7.
2007 WRC 11 0 0 0 Skoda Fabia WRC 10 12.
2006 WRC 10 0 0 0 Skoda Fabia WRC 7 15.
2005 WRC 4 0 0 0 Skoda Fabia WRC 1 26.

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